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10 May 2022

New murals add splash of colour to Belfast Zoo

Check out the zoo’s three beautiful new murals! Three new murals can be spotted at the zoo; the bottom of the old Bellevue Steps o...

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6 May 2022

Slow burn romance? Belfast Zoo welcomes new female sloth to accompany resident male

Priscita, a female two-toed sloth, arrived at Belfast Zoo last week following transfer from Straubing Zoo in Germany.

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4 May 2022

10 reasons to love your zoo!

This year, Love Your Zoo week is running from 28 May – 5 June! This is an annual campaign organised by The British and Irish Asso...

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More species are facing extinction than ever before. We have a responsibility to ensure their survival.

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